Friday, August 9, 2013

Smarty Pants

I have a 3rd Grader!

When I asked him to complete the sentence: When I grow up, I want to be: ________, he said "an explorer."

So I asked, "Like Christopher Columbus?"

He just looked at me with a roll of his eyes and said, "No, Mom!" (As in Duh, Mom)

"Like an animal explorer, and an explorer of new habitats."

Well, pardon me Mr. 3rd Grader! Whew! If he already thinks I don't know what I'm talking about now, what's 16 going to be like?!

Tanner & Tristan wanted to get in on the first day of school action.

Yay for 3rd Grade!

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

School starts when?

Well I've forgotten how chaotic the beginning (or even pre-beginning) of the school year can be, sweet summertime is coming to a quickly approaching end. . .as in school starts back tomorrow! I already miss the laid back days of letting the kiddos play outside while I cook dinner, instead of rushing to complete homework; and don't tell TJ, but I'm dreading the homework just as much (or maybe more) than he is!

Sigh. . .a few last funny summer memories:

Last week while driving home, as usual, Tristan is making plans for playing outside. He always tells Tan what they will do when they get home, and she usually just smiles and nods. But, she was being a little fiesty that day:

Tristan: "Tan, we gonna wide my truck when we get home, ok?"

Tan: "NO!" (in a really sassy tone)!

Tristan: "Fine den. You not my fwiend. Mommy's my fwiend. She can't fit in my twuck, just Daddy's. But she's my fwiend, not you."

Tis true, but gee thanks buddy! Needless to say for anyone that knows Mayhem. . .
He won.

And on a few occasions, he has planned to "Mow da gwass." But, it's just so much easier to get that mower moving on the road, so that's usually where we end up. I just love how serious Tristan is (had to get his mowing boots on), and how prissy Tan looks. . .just like a Southern lady to get a dolled up to mow the grass ;-)

The next day, Tristan told Tan, "We gonna mow da gwass Sissy, get you hemet!" He grabbed his and handed her the race car helmet (which is about 10 pounds and she could hardly keep her head up straight). Wonder what the next accessory might be?!

Well, we still have several months of HOT, Summery weather around here, so maybe we'll squeeze in a few more laid back weekends (at least until football games begin). . .